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    Posted: 23 Jul 2006 at 2:31pm
When I convert a FinalDraft script to PDF, the program inserts a boilerplate title page to fill out.   But I can't edit it or delete it.  So I have to cut and paste my title page onto the the first page of the script.  That  changes the page numbering -- the first page of the PDF file is the boilerplate, the second page is my title page, and the first script page now becomes Page 2 and the  third page in the PDF file.
 
Anybody out there know how to deal with this? 
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Go to DOCUMENT then TITLE PAGE and edit it from there. Make sure you save the title page before you save as PDF
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Michael Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2006 at 9:51pm
Thanks for the suggestion, Requeim...but it still doesn't work.  I open a FinalDraft script, click on Document, click on Title Page, and edit it.  Then I save it as whatever shows up highlighted (I've tried other titles, too).  But for my FD title page, I cannot "save as" a pdf file (the line option suddenly is not there anymore).  I can save the main script as pdf, but the title page still shows up as boilerplate.
 
I've tried a hundred variations on a theme (i.e., pasting the Title Page onto the first page of the script...all with the same result:  The boilerplate still shows up after saving the script to pdf.
 
Oh, well...
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Did you make sure you close the title page window before saving to PDF? It works in FD 7.
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I would suggest you contact Final Draft support online.  They are excellent and have always been very helpful to me.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wenonah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2006 at 5:02am
Yeah, for some reason this is kind of tricky (was in FD 6 & 5 too) You have to have both the original document and the title page open - edit the title page, then close JUST the title page, then highlight the document page window and click save (I never "save" the title page, it will rename it as a new document) - then I close the main document (may or may not ask you if you want to save again, click yes) then re-open the main doc, save as a pdf and your edited title page should be in the pdf document. If that doesn't do it for you - listen to Chris ... of course you should always listen to Chris.




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Just tried it...no good.  I've got FD-6.  Maybe there's a glitch in that version.
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Wenonah...you did it!  Man, that sure wasn't obvious to the most casual of observers.  Much appreciated.
 
And to Requiem...thanks for trying to help. 
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I'm having Final Draft issues as well. I'll try some of these tips tonight.

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